The American company SpaceX received a request from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to pay a fine of $ 175 million for not providing the agency with the necessary data. This is an analysis of the collision trajectory that the company was supposed to provide before the launch of the Starlink Group 4-27 mission in August 2022, according to Reuters.
According to the agency, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) required SpaceX to provide data at least seven days before launch. These data are used to assess the risk of a launch vehicle colliding with one of the thousands of objects in Earth orbit.
According to sources, SpaceX has 30 days to respond to the FAA’s request.
Earlier, SpaceX announced plans to launch 49 Starlink Internet satellites into orbit using the Falcon 9 launch vehicle. This is the 71st mission since May 2019, during which SpaceX puts mini-satellites into orbit. In total, the company launched almost 3.8 thousand such satellites, but some of them stopped working or went off course. At the moment, about 3.5 thousand rubles. satellites continue to work in space.
To recap, Elon Musk’s SpaceX company has taken measures to prevent the Ukrainian military from using the Starlink satellite Internet in order to control drones during the war with the terrorist country Russia.